This scrub is made of mostly crushed almonds along with other herbs, and while it is listed as a cleanser I tend to use it as a very gentle everyday scrub. The grains feel soft on the skin, and it leaves my skin soft and gently moisturized. I have oily combination skin so I use this mostly in the winters and whenever my skin feels extra dry. Dry skinned people or those with sensitive skin could use this as a morning cleanser or if there isnt much makeup/dirt to take off but you just need a quick gentle cleanse.
I picked this up from my local Target and it came with a mini curling wand. The flat iron has wide 1" plates that heat up pretty quickly and evenly. The heat controls is a dial with numbers on it but no actual exact temperature display. This is not really an issue but a lot of vrands do have this sort of feature. The iron does a good job of straightening my hair and leaving it smooth.
My review is for the Kate Spade wrirtlet. The one I have is an older edition - Merrion Square Eiffel Tower wristlet. Kate Spade designs are unique in their fun yet simple designs, and this wristlet is a perfect example. The shape is like a long pyramid with the Eiffel tower graphic on it. The wristlet itself is well made and despite the pointy shape I manage to fit in quite a few essentials in there (it is a wristlet, not a bag so not a huge amount). I have never failed to get compliments whenever I have carried this with me.
This is an okay flat iron. To be fair, this was my first one and I was clueless about even basic things like heat protectant. That said, I like that Conair makes inexpensive, easy to use products. I have thick hair and I use the higher heat setting. The wider plates are great for covering larger sections of hair faster. The iron did stop working after a year or two, hence the lower rating.
This is a convenient retractable kabuki kind blending brush thats great for powders and blushes. The fibers are synthetic and its easy to wash and dry. The brush is perfect for pucking up powders for touch-ups on the go as the cover keeps it clean even when tossed into a gym bag.
I hesitated to pick up these as it seemed a bit much to pay for a tweezer when there are perfectly good ones in the drugstore for far less. While I still stand by the price issue, if you dont mind the cost, you will get a pair of tweezers that somehow feel just right in the hand and manage to grab onto every tiny stray fine hair easily. The tweezer ends have a smooth fine edge with barely any gap between them, so as far as tweezing goes these are perfect, and more importantly, they stay that way over the years. Tweezerman also has a send-to-sharpen policy though I havent tried it out personally so far.
If I had to be stuck with using only one brush, I would no doubt pick this dual-ended brush thats perfect for applying foundations, concealer, and highlighters but could also work for blending eyeshadows and buffing in powder. The brush heads - both the slightly done-shaped larger one as well as the smaller blending brush - are made of supersoft synthetic fibers that have stayed soft with zero shedding in the 2-3 years that I have used this brush. Its best for applying cream/liquid products, especially if you prefer applying your makeup in sheer layers, as the synthetic fibers pick up the product and deposit in lighter layers, avoiding a cakey look. Buffing and blending is a cinch with the supersoft fibers, and the smaller brush head reaches into corners easily.
Nars makes some awesome products for medium-dark skin tones, and its among the few brands where I have been able to find a match, albeit with mixing two shades - Caramel and Ginger. The radiant creamy concealer has a creamy liquid consistency, is easy to blend into skin, and sets to a slightly dry finish that helps it stay on longer. It manages to cover my acne marks quite well and holds up all day without issue. It also works great for undereyes, but I still need a corrector (dark sunken circles) and it does tend to wear out a bit with time. Still, one of the best concealers out there.
While quite often called a concealer, I think the Ysl Touche Eclat works best as a higglighter and sheer corrector. I use a peachy shade near inner corners of my eyes to cancel out ashiness and follow with my regular concealer over it. The formula blends easily into the skin and the brush applicator makes quick application a breeze
Becca shimmering skin perfector in Opal is the only highlighter I use. The formula is an easy to blend creamy liquid, and the shimmer in it is so fine it melts into the skin giving the most natural looking lit from within effect to the skin. Opal is a neutral pearl and is perfect for my neutral, medium dark skin tone. I use it asca highlighter on highpoints of my face - cheek bones, brow bone, etc - though you could, if you dont have too many visible pores or acne ob skin, mix a drop of this into your foundation for a gorgeous luminous finish.